Dealer Forms in Alabama
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Alabama provides a variety of forms online for applying for car dealership. Most of the forms will need to be printed out, then mailed or taken in person to the appropriate office. Each form lists the address where it should go.
Forms you may need include:
- Regulatory license application: This is issued by the Department of Revenue in Montgomery. There are four different regulatory licenses you may need:
- Retailer, for new and used car dealers
- Wholesaler, if you plan to buy or sell at auto auctions
- Rebuilder, if you plan to make vehicle repairs to the extent that the car may need a new vehicle identification number (VIN)
- Reconditioner, if you plan to refurbish or repair damaged vehicles for resale with the same VIN
- Each of these licenses cost $10 each―depending on your business, you may need one, two or any combination including all four. Read the application instructions before filling out the form.
- New dealer surety bond: Retail dealers must place a surety bond to obtain their licenses. You can get these bonds through your insurance agent. New car dealers must put up a $25,000 bond.
- All other surety bonds: Surety bonds for used car dealers are only $10,000. Wholesalers, rebuilders, and reconditioners also bond for $10,000 and use the same form.
The Alabama Department of Revenue offers specific motor vehicle forms for titles and registration.
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